The Davis United World College Scholars Program is the world’s largest privately funded, international scholarship program, supporting more than 2,500 undergraduates from 146 nations. On April 11, program cofounder and Executive Director Phil Geier P'06 and President Ronald D. Liebowitz gathered with more than 100 people to celebrate the program and its remarkable impact at Middlebury.
President Liebowitz noted in his opening remarks that a Middlebury education is deeply enriched by Davis Scholars who share their “global perspective, different experiences, and different perspectives on world issues.” Later that evening, Phil Geier told the audience why cofounder Shelby Davis P'01 made the Davis UWC program a philanthropic priority.
The event also gave graduating senior Savant Man Shrestha, from Nepal, the opportunity to deliver a powerful message—on behalf of his peers—about his own transformative journey. The emcee for the evening was Maddie Dai ’14.
Listen to Celebration Speakers
You can listen to remarks from the dinner by clicking on the links below.
Savant Man Shrestha '13
"The spirit of our journeys, which started at UWC and strengthened at Middlebury, needs to extend far and beyond..."
Phil Geier P'06
“I hope you will take with you on your journey that sense of hope…and make sure the UWC spirit is central to how you live your lives.”
Ronald D. Liebowitz
“The amazing thing about this program is…the impact it has had on this campus.”